Dr. Melissa Powers

I am originally from northern California. I completed my undergraduate studies at The University of Hawaii in Hilo and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I worked as an Agriculture Specialist for USDA at The San Francisco International Airport where I met my husband, Jeff. Together we moved to Minnesota so I could pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian.
I attended The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After graduating, I worked as an Associate Veterinarian at Summers Ridge Veterinary Clinic, in Janesville Minnesota. My professional interests include, dermatology, soft tissue surgery and animal behavior.
My husband and I have a baby girl, named Jillian. We share our home with two dogs, Hank and Lolly, and two Cats, Daphne and Gus. We aspire to be world travelers. Some of our favorite destinations include South Africa, France and Greece. During our free time we enjoy hiking and camping, playing board games and reading science fiction novels.